This helps the children to enjoy their learning a little more. It is also a teacher’s responsibility to build up a communicative relationship with parents as this helps whilst guiding the children in the classroom and a t home. My role Teaching assistant: the teaching assistant has the responsibility of aiding the teacher where necessary during lessons, trips and other school activities. They also may have the duty of assisting small groups of children in lessons on their own and helping with interventions in topics such as numeracy and literacy. The teaching assistant is also the post of call for parents if the teacher requires it.
A TA provides help and support to both teachers and pupils, as well as supporting children in the classroom in a variety of different ways. Teachers should discuss with the TA, what activities will be taking place, in order for the TA not only to prepare and organise resources, but also to have a clear understanding of the LO for each class, and to know what they should be doing in order to help each child achieve this. TA’s responsibilities within the classroom also involve helping with teaching provisions, maintain records and liaise with parents. One of the main roles of a TA’s job is to relay, explain and support the children in how to do the work. Then
| Senior Management team | The leadership or senior management team are often made up of the head teacher, deputy and heads of department. These professionals will often have more than one responsibility. Their role is to set the strategic direction of the school and then manage this. They will lead any changes and often ensure that the school is doing the best it can for those children who attend. The team must be aware of the current state of the school and manage this effectively, be imaginative in trying new ideas/initiatives in a manner that can get the whole school behind their ideas.
The senior management team is run by staff within the school. They would work closely with the head teacher/deputy head teacher and other heads of department within the school. If the school has a head of SENCO then they will also be included. The team will have regular meetings in school to discuss the running of the school and discuss matters that may need attention, along with the school improvement plan and come up with solutions to resolve them. They will decide between them how to pass this information on to the rest of the teachers and school staff.
Teachers need direction in order to meet academic proficiencies and to keep student’s interest (Laureate Education, Inc., 2010). After exploring several learning theories and strategies, my own teaching practices are most often modeled by several strategies and learning theories. The Constructivism Theory resonates in some of the techniques I am using in the classroom. Reflecting on student activities and the design my lessons ; I find students are most often engaged in learning activities that are student driven and lead to students constructing their own conclusions. Student often work at stations and learn through team building and planned movement.
Danielle Gallagher Unit 303 Support learning activities Outcome 1 Contribute to planning learning activities 1.1 Explain how a learning support practitioner may contribute to the planning, delivery and review of learning activities Although the class teacher is primarily responsible to plan, deliver and review all learning activities for the class, a teaching assistant can work alongside the teacher and make contributions that can improve the teachers plan, alter the delivery to make it more effective for pupil attainment and extend the teachers initial review. “Planning, teaching and evaluation follow a cycle which gives structure to the learning process” and is vital in my role as a teaching assistant. I aim to describe how I aide the teacher to plan and deliver lessons and how I give feedback to the teacher about individual pupils, in order for the teacher make improvements in her planning and to be able to target individual children that are struggling. I will also give an example at the end to show how I effectively assisted in planning, delivery and the review of a lesson. Planning - the teacher will ask her staff to look over her planning and to give an opinion on it, if the staff feel there could be any improvements then they will tell the teacher.
My role there is to work under the teaching and senior staff, usually in the classroom with the teacher, to support learning for students and to give general support to the teacher in managing the children and the classroom. I also have to take
1.1 Describe how a learning support practioner may contribute to the planning delivery and review of learning activities; Within the role of TA we will at some point contribute to the planning, delivery and evaluation of learning activities alongside the teacher .When the planning of a lesson takes place there should be some opportunity to discuss the pupils work with the teacher. Planning, teaching and evaluation follows the cycle which gives structure to the learning process: PLAN Teacher ,put input,suggest ideas,own input and part of the planning ,take notes ,take part Evaluate,feed back to both children and teacher ,techniques written /verbal feedback Prepare,get resources ready,have a lesson plan ,adapt the resources ,clean up and check health and safety Prepare Get resources ,,ready,have a copy pre Observing ,taking notes to see pupils ability .compare notes Implement and support To do activity ,extra support ,managing behaviour ,encouragement. Most Ta,s are involved in the daily /short plans rather than the long /medium term .By knowing the LO TA,s will be clear on what is expected from the pupils and to what they are expected to achieve . If a TA has particular strengths in ascertain area which is being taught they may be asked to put forward their ideas towards the lesson plan. At some point you may be asked to work alongside the teacher with their long term plans and activities for the week .PPA may be set aside for this.
This will provide valuable support to one another, and to learn from each other. Ascertain feedback from the team, and establish if the objectives are realistically achievable, and contribute by making positive suggestions, alternatives and sharing concerns. Good communication within the team helps one another when planning lessons and tasks, it helps things run smoothly, and supports the children's learning and progress. In addition, this also sets good examples to the children who may observe teamwork, and be encouraged to work together as a team themselves in their task, it also gives them confidence to communicate with classroom friends, teachers and supporting staff. It may also encourage them to express and share their understanding and feelings.
These sessions create a classroom where student pairs can work on different levels and on different types of problems (i.e., word problems or counting) or at varying reading levels. Teachers can meet the individual needs of students while keeping the entire class engaged this is evidence of